At Head Start, we believe that our families play the most important part in their children's lives. We offer a variety of family development programs in Okaloosa County.
Parents are the primary educators of their children. Head Start assists by providing various opportunities geared toward the development of their children. Head Start encourages families' participation and decision making throughout their children's Head Start early learning experience.
The mission of Early Head Start (EHS) is to promote healthily prenatal outcomes for pregnant women, enhance the development of very young children, and promote healthy family functioning.
The program services include:
- Quality early education both in and out of the home including parenting education.
- Physical comprehensive and mental health services
- Services to women before, during, and after pregnancy
- Nutrition education
- Family support services